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Registered Charity No: 1117828



Congratulations to Dalston, Kendal and Silloth in gaining Silver-Gilts' in Britain in Bloom

Hawthorn Blossom
Taste of India
Front Garden
Flower Meadow

Cumbria in Bloom is a charitable organisation whose aim is the promotion, improvement and understanding of horticulture, floriculture and environmental issues for the benefit of the inhabitants of Cumbria.

We do this through the involvement of the community in the campaign, and by holding a communities based competition.  If you are interested in making your views known to Cumbria In Bloom then please complete one of the questionnaires appropriate to you by clicking here.


Whilst this maintenance takes place the documents for entry in 2017 can be found here:

The recipients of the 2016 Cumbria in Bloom - Pride in Your Community Awards together with the It's Your Neighbourhood and the School Gardening Campaign can be found be clicking on the relevant underlined wording above.

2011 saw the rebranding of the Cumbria In Bloom Competition - click here for details.

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An innovative way to show your support Cumbria in Bloom - sign up for a Mycumbria Card!

RHS 2013 UK wide survey

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Getting Involved

If you thought it was all about floral bedding and hanging baskets, think again! Cumbria in Bloom, like the RHS's Britain in Bloom, means taking pride in your local area. Communities that are involved in Britain in Bloom have enjoyed many benefits. 

Who can take part?

Nearly 40 communities, large and small, took part in 2013! You can see the results on the News page. We hope to increase the number of entrants in 2014 please see the entries page to learn more and get in touch!


Villages, hamlets, parish councils, town councils - all are examples of communities who take part in the Cumbria in Bloom competition.


'In bloom' groups are formed to organise and co-ordinate local people to enhance the best features of their locality in line with the requirements of the competition.

Schools and Young People Groups

School gardens, wild areas, bug dens, can be within your own grounds; contact one of the bloom volunteers for more details of how to take part.

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Special Groups

Special groups include Industry, Commerce and Residential Homes. For more details click here.


Neighbourhood groups can band together for a non-competitive award that recognises their involvement in improving their locality. Click here for more information.

On this site you will find information about Cumbria in Bloom, how your area or youth group can enter the competition for 2013, and who to get in touch with if you are interested in helping.


Cumbria in Bloom provides an opportunity for commercial organisations and individuals who support the aims of Cumbria in Bloom as outlined at the top of the page to be associated with the charity through sponsorship. More details are given on the Sponsors page.


Entry to the competition includes one year's membership for a representative of the entrant. Membership is also available to individuals and organisations who wish to support the charity. Please see the Membership page for further details.

Public Liability Insurance

Cumbria in Bloom does not have a 'permanent' address and therefore can not publically display its Public and Employer's Liability Insurance.  Please click here to see a copy on this website.


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Family in the park
Car  Park
St Benedicts
Carpet Shop
'Peace' Garden
Echinops, grass

The Lord Cavendish of Furness DL., Mrs Olive Clarke OBE, JP, DL., Mr Paul Rose, Mrs Eileen Kirkby



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